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No, divorce proceedings are handled at Pierce County Superior Court.
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If your ticket is not in collections the court can schedule payments on a fine or penalty by visiting the clerk’s office during regular office hours and scheduling a payment agreement or submitting an online request. The minimum monthly payment is usually $50 per month.
If you opt to pay rather than appear for your hearing, you must contact the court prior to your hearing to make arrangements.
Bail/Bond over $5,000
Bail/Bond under $5,000
Yes. In 2013 Puyallup assumed court services for the City of Milton.
Court hearings and payments for Milton Court are processed at:
929 E Main, Suite 120
Puyallup, WA 98372
To be eligible for jury service in Puyallup or Milton Courts, you must:
If any of these criteria are not met, notify the jury clerk by email or letter of the situation.
To be excused from jury service, you must demonstrate that serving jury duty would be a hardship. Statute requires this be done in writing (email or letter) providing the reason / s you are unable to serve. You may do this also online on the Court's website. The jury clerk will notify you whether or not you have been excused. Employment is generally not considered a reason to be excused from jury duty. For more information access jury duty page via link below.
Jury Duty Page
If you've missed a court date for a minor traffic/non-traffic, parking or photo offense (mitigation or contested hearing) and payment has not been received:
Receipt of full payment or signing a payment agreement immediately following a non-appearance will adjudicate the pending suspension action by Department of Licensing. If you wish to reschedule a missed hearing you must file a Show Cause motion as only the judge has the authority to authorize a new hearing date.
The primary collection agent for both Puyallup and Milton Courts is Dynamic Collections located at 790 So Market Boulevard, Chehalis, WA 98532. Their phone number is: 1-800-464-3457. There may be some cases prior to 2016 which may be listed with Puget Sound Collections at 1019 Regents Boulevard, Suite 101,Tacoma, WA 98464. Their number is: 1-800-922-8932. The clerk's office can advise you which agency to contact. If your ticket is in collections and you feel there are compelling reasons that caused a late response or non appearance, you may submit a letter of “show cause” to the judge for consideration pursuant to IRLJ (Infraction Rules for Courts of Limited Jurisdiction) 3.2(b).
Red light camera infractions are processed similar to parking violations. They are not reported to Department of Licensing and do not appear on your driving record. They can however delay renewal of your vehicle tabs if unpaid.
The rules in responding to red light violations are the same as a traffic infraction. You must respond within 33 days to the notice either by:
Please note, if you submit the Declaration it generally takes 3 - 4 weeks for review and response.
Community service involves volunteering time for a non-profit organization as a mandatory condition of your sentence (court ordered), or done in lieu of court fines (portions of your fees and costs may not be eligible for community service). It can be completed for any non-profit, tax-exempt organization of your choice, i.e. food banks, churches, Good Will, United Way, etc. It is important to note most assisted living or nursing home facilities do not qualify as non-profit.
Community service is generally accepted in lieu of fines for traffic infractions, however, on criminal violations it must be authorized by the judge. The verification form required as proof of completion of your community service can be found under the Court’s Forms section of the webpages, or they are available at the clerk’s front counter.
The court is located at:
929 E Main in Puyallup
In an area known as the Puyallup Executive Park (blue glass buildings). The Clerk's Office and courtrooms are located on the ground floor.
The application for a public defender is made available to you during your first court appearance (arraignment) or online. You must complete the application and be screened to determine if you qualify for an attorney.
Applications are accepted at the Clerk’s Office front counter
Monday/Wednesday/Friday from 8:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Please assist the clerk in this process by bringing the financial information required or noted in the application.
No, photo enforcement tickets for red light are NOT reported to Department of Licensing and will not become a part of your driving record.